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Jackson State University

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Founded 1877 as Natchez Seminary.

Location:
Jackson, MS

Founding Date:
1877

Motto:
You shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free

Team:
Tigers

Enrollment:
6800

Official Website:
http://www.jsums.edu/

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Lem Barney
Football
8-Sep-1945   NFL Hall of Famer, Baptist minister
Robert Brazile
Football
7-Feb-1953   Former Houston Oilers LB
James Meredith
Activist
25-Jun-1933   First black student at Ole Miss
Rod Paige
Government
17-Jun-1933   US Secretary of Education, 2000-04
Walter Payton
Football
25-Jul-1954 1-Nov-1999 Sweetness
Bennie Thompson
Politician
28-Jan-1948   Congressman, Mississippi 2nd
Cassandra Wilson
Singer
4-Dec-1955   New Moon Daughter

TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Margaret Walker
Novelist
7-Jul-1915 30-Nov-1998 Jubilee

COACHES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
John Merritt
Football
26-Jan-1926 13-Dec-1983 Tennessee Football Coach, 1963-83


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